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  • Rihannaby Danny White

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 2.99

    One of musical history's most successful and influential icons, Rihanna has sold more than 25 million albums and won numerous awards, including five GRAMMYs and two BRITS. At the same time she has become an object of fascination for celebrity magazines the world over thanks to her tumultuous personal life. This intimate biography follows her life story,... more...

  • Lady Gagaby Christian Guiltenane

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 2.99

    Today one of the most successful music stars in the world, Lady Gaga fast became a household name after the release of her first album, The Fame, in 2008. Now noted as much for her flamboyant dress sense and extravagant live performances as her undoubted musical ability, Lady Gaga fascinates fans and critics alike. A throwback to the glam rock entertainers... more...

  • Mingus Speaksby John Goodman

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Charles Mingus is among jazz?s greatest composers and perhaps its most talented bass player. He was blunt and outspoken about the place of jazz in music history and American culture, about which performers were the real thing (or not), and much more. These in-depth interviews, conducted several years before Mingus died, capture the composer?s spirit... more...

  • Heggie and Scheer's Moby-Dickby Robert K Wallace

    University of North Texas Press 2013; US$ 36.00

    "Book describes the world premiere of the American opera based on Melville's novel Moby-Dick, with the same name. Wallace describes the creative process of writing the music and libretto, the rehearsals and stage design, and the opening night in Dallas in May 2010."--ECIP Data View, Summary. more...

  • Judy Garlandby Anne Edwards

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Edwards?s biography presents a complete picture of the late actress?and not just the boozing, drug-addicted caricature of a woman central to lesser biographies. We learn, for example, that Garland saw it as her duty to provide for her family financially, a generosity that her mother Ethel exploited with disastrous results. Above all Judy Garland... more...

  • Sing Us a Song, Piano Womanby Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 40.99

    Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos explores the many-layered relationships female fans build with feminist musicians in general and with Tori Amos, in particular. Using original interview research with more than forty fans of Tori Amos, multiple observer-participant experiences at Amos?s concerts, and critical content... more...

  • Maurice Duruflé, 1902-1986by Ronald Ebrecht; James Frazier; Marie Rubis Bauer; Jeffrey Reynolds; Herndon Spillman; Eliane Chevalier

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 82.99

    Ebrecht has brought together in this centenary tribute a fine collection of articles on Duruflé's life and work that will enthrall all those who have come under the spell of this great master of French Impressionism. more...

  • Yevgeny Mravinskyby Gregor Tassie

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 82.99

    This biography of Russian conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky (1903-1988) examines a period and culture rarely dealt with by contemporary scholars. The last of a long line of distinguished Russian aristocrats, Mravinsky emerges from 20th century musical history as Russia's noble conductor. His connection to many prominent musicians?most notably Dmitri Shostakovich?and... more...

  • Maestros in Americaby Roderick L. Sharpe; Jeanne Koekkoek Stierman

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 109.99

    This volume presents biographical and critical essays of the leading orchestral conductors of US nationality, or of non-US citizens holding permanent appointments in the US, during the twenty-first century. more...

  • Hall Johnsonby Eugene Thamon Simpson

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 99.99

    This definitive biography of the choral conductor and arranger Hall Johnson includes detailed information on his life and work in concert, on Broadway, and in the cinema, and examines Johnson's literary works, his poetry, and his music. more...